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Racial Profiling

  • Date Submitted: 02/11/2014 04:52 PM
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Racial profiling is predicting or preventing criminal behavior by using race. Racial profiling is not an effective tool for law enforcements because racial profiling is a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, prevents communities from working with law enforcement, and can motivate violence. Racial profiling is also illegal.
Racial profiling is illegal because it is against the fourteenth amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment states that, “no state could deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” This means no state could take away a person’s life, liberty, or property without the process of law; or refuse anyone’s authority to the area where they live the equal protection of the laws. Racial profiling breaks this amendment because racial profiling requires unequal protection.   For example minorities (Blacks and Latinos) are more likely to be stopped by the police and less likely to be treated as citizens.   Majorities (Whites) are less likely to be stopped by the police and more likely to be treated as citizens. Racial profiling is not an efficient tool for law enforcements because it is against the law and the whole point of law enforcements is to enforce the law.
Racial profiling tends to alienate minority communities, making the minorities not to trust or socialize with the police. As a result, minorities would fear and not communicate with the police. Not communicating with the police would result in the lack of information that might be crucial to the police.   This might affect the outcome of a case or arrest in the future. Racial profiling is not an efficient tool for law enforcements because it makes minorities feel secluded.
Racial profiling can motivate violence because the minorities might get mad because they are not being treated like a proper citizen but word economy. Violence might also occur because the minorities might...

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